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Water and Conflict in Syria

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 05.28.2014 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

The drastic decrease in water availability, water mismanagement, agricultural failures, and related economic deterioration contributed to Syria's population dislocations and the migration of rural communities to nearby cities.

Do You Respect the Elixir of Life?

Brian Fagan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brian Fagan

In the future, all of us will have to make do with less. We can learn from our forebears, who lived in worlds where water was often scarce, frequently hard to obtain, and treated with great respect.

Julio Huertas, Navy SEAL, Cleared In Iraq Abuse Case By U.S. Military Jury

AP | LARA JAKES | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — A U.S. Navy SEAL was cleared Thursday of charges he covered up the alleged beating of an Iraqi prisoner suspected of masterminding the...

Turkey, Iraq And Syria Tussle Over Water Rights In Light Of Drought

AP | SUZAN FRASER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

ANKARA, Turkey — In a change of heart, Turkey said Thursday it would strive to increase the amount of water it releases to Syria and Iraq throug...